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Megavalanche 2015 POV

Megavalanche 2015 POV

We’ve seen Megavalanche from the front of the pack. Here’s what’s it like at the thick of it courtesy of UR Team rider Jamie Nicoll at this year’s contest. Why are you guys doing this?! Why don’t you just walk and enjoy the scenery?

Lumos Bicycle Helmet

Lumos Bicycle Helmet

Lumos is a bicycle helmet with over 60 LEDs on its front, side and back. It automatically flashes its brake lights when you’re slowing down, while its turn signal lights are triggered via a handlebar-mounted remote control.

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Bikes on a Bobsled Track

Bikes on a Bobsled Track

Watch these mountain bikers hit speeds up to 39mph down an abandoned bobsled track built for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Sure, it would be faster coated with ice, but they probably wouldn’t make it to the first bend.

No Chain Required

No Chain Required

U.S. mountain biker Aaron Gwin shows how skill and determination trumps working equipment as his bike broke its chain at the start of the race, and he still managed to win the round. Fortunately he didn’t need to pedal uphill.

Abandoned Silverdome BMX Ride

Abandoned Silverdome BMX Ride

Pontiac, Michigan’s Silverdome was once home to the Detroit Lions. With the stadium in ruins, Red Bull let loose BMX rider Tyler Fernengal in the abandoned stadium where he pulled some epic tricks in the eerie locale. (Thanks Mike!)

Volvo LifePaint

Volvo LifePaint

LifePaint is a washable and temporary spray paint that provides retroreflection, i.e. it reflects light back to its source. It was designed to make cyclists more visible at night, but it can be applied on other objects as well.

Riding the White Line

Riding the White Line

Bicyclist Michal Kolbek takes a ride along this smooth red rock formation in Sedona, AZ. While it’s not actually as steep as it looks, we still wouldn’t rider there. We’re just impressed that the drone buzzing overhead didn’t distract him.

Mega Cavern Underground Bike Park

Mega Cavern Underground Bike Park

The Louisville Mega Cavern in Kentucky will soon open a 320,000sq.ft. underground bike park. Located 100ft. underground, the cavern stays at 60ºF all year round. It will have bike rentals and courses for all ages and skill levels.

Visijax Cycling Jackets

Visijax Cycling Jackets

Visijax’s jackets have built-in front and rear LEDs to keep you visible while biking. The high-end model also has turn signals on each sleeve, which activate when you raise your arm. The LEDs can stay lit for up to 30 hours per charge.

Drifter Cycling Jeans

Drifter Cycling Jeans

Slim fitting jeans and bicycles are no longer a bad combination. Kitsbow’s Drifter jeans look like normal slim fit denim pants, but they have extra room in the thighs and seams around the knees to make cycling comfortable.

Cobi Smart Bicycle Add-on

Cobi Smart Bicycle Add-on

Cobi is a modular system that adds modern features to bicycles. It has a smartphone dock, a thumb controller, an automatic headlight and rear lights/turn signals. Its mobile app has a map, stat trackers, a theft alarm and more.

Megavalanche

Megavalanche

Footage captured from the front of a pack 600 mountain bikers as they head down a snow-covered run during Megavalanche, an 18-mile, 8,500 foot downhill endurance event. Watch footage of the exhausting hour-long route here.

Open Loop Backflip

Open Loop Backflip

While filming Matt Macduff’s Breathe Easy, freestyle mountain biker Aaron Chase tried to take on the open loops in Macduff’s backyard course. He used a couple of GoPros to record his painful attempts and the sweet victory.

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Tim Knoll BMX 3

Tim Knoll BMX 3

BMX trick rider Tim Knoll returns with another reel of his incredible agility and balance, as he performs parkour-like stunts with his bike and the environment as his props. That upside-down rail grind is just nuts.

Backwards Bike Ride

Backwards Bike Ride

Norwegian cyclist and daredevil Eskil Ronningsbakken took his bicycle on a ride along a steep, twisty, rainy mountain highway hitting speeds up to 50mph – all while going backwards and seated on the handlebars.

Hövding Cycling Airbag

Hövding Cycling Airbag

Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin’s concept for an “invisible” bicycle helmet is now available for sale. The Hövding collar has an airbag that is deployed only when its sensors detect that the rider is about to fall or fly off their bike.

The World’s Cycling City

The World’s Cycling City

A short documentary by Streetfilms about Groningen. It’s a city in the Netherlands where people are encouraged to commute using bicycles, thanks to policies enacted during the 1970s and the cooperation of its citizens.

GoPro: Combing Valparaiso’s Hills

GoPro: Combing Valparaiso’s Hills

(NSFW: Language) Get an adrenaline rush with this wicked video of pro mountain bike riders Aaron Chase, Brian Lopes and Chris Van Dine speeding down the streets of Valparaiso, Chile. Shot on GoPro HD Hero3+ cameras.

Aaron Gwin Tears up the Trail

Aaron Gwin Tears up the Trail

Red Bull mountain biker Aaron Gwin hops on his Specialized Demo 8 Carbon bike and hits the trails in Idyllwild, California, where he takes to the mountainside at mind-bending speeds that only an athlete of his caliber could pull off.

Overtaking Like a Boss

Overtaking Like a Boss

So you’re riding your BMX bike but can’t seem to get around the guys in front of you. While you could just drift behind them, bicyclist Michal Maroši decides to pass them – by leaving the ground and taking to a wall instead.

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How to Bike Limbo

How to Bike Limbo

Trick rider Tim Knoll shows how he pulls off his low-to-the-ground limbo maneuver, which allows him to ride underneath semi trailers. As Tim mentions, don’t try this at home – it’s seriously dangerous – but awesome to watch.

Lost in Peru

Lost in Peru

Bicyclists Ali Goulet, Chris Van Dine and Aaron Chase take to the treacherous and bone-rattling terrain of Machu Picchu, Peru, capturing the thrilling POV action, scenic countryside, and friendly residents with their GoPros.

Wave Rock

Wave Rock

BMX rider Danny Campbell bike-surfs on Wave Rock, a 47-foot-high, 350-foot-long rock shaped like an extreme quarter-pipe in Australia’s Outback. From InfityList.com and mb! by Mercedes-Benz.

Overade Helmet

Overade Helmet

If you liked Patrick Jouffret and Philippe Arrouart’s concept for a foldable bike helmet, now’s your chance to support it and be one of the first to own one by pledging on its fundraiser.

Dux Bicycle Helmets

Dux Bicycle Helmets

Dux Helms are the world’s first bike helmets with retractable, removable and replaceable lenses. The helmet itself is made of a polycarbonate outer shell and impact-absorbing foam liner.

HALO LED Sport Belt

HALO LED Sport Belt

Designed to improve safety for cycling and other nighttime activities, the HALO belt is a bright, wearable illuminated strip, alerting drivers (or other ravers) to your presence in the dark.

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